Pakistan’s National Electric Power Regulatory Authority has raised energy tariffs by Rs4.96 per unit for the current fiscal year (FY24), in response to International Monetary Fund (IMF) demands as the country faces its worst debt crisis.
The latest tax increase raises the base cost to nearly Rs30 per unit, up from the current national average base tariff of Rs24 per unit.
Aside from the rise in base taxes, the federal government extended the peak hours of electricity beginning July 1. Peak hours have been extended by two hours. They were previously open from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., but will now be open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.One day ago
New customs levies and additional costs
100 Units per Month
If the government approves NEPRA’s suggestions, the power consumers using around 100 units per month will see a surge of around Rs500 in their bills as the base tariff has been increased from Rs13.4 per unit to Rs18.36 per unit for this slab. The minimum bill will be Rs1840.
200 Units per Month
Those who use 200 power units or more would pay Rs1,000 more, raising the total cost from Rs3,700 to Rs4,700. The base tariff for this slab will increase to 23.91 per unit.
300 Units per Month
People, who consume 300 units or more in a month will see their bills up to Rs8,000 or more.
400 Units per Month
Power users who use ACs and other appliances seldom and utilise 400 or more units would receive a minimum charge of Rs12,300.
500 Units per Month
People who use 500 power units or more will see a significant increase in their electricity rates, which might reach Rs16,000.